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Make a holiday rental home or cottage in Huntsville, Canada your home away from home

Home of the 2010 G8 Annual Summit, and known locally as the ‘Jewel of Muskoka’, Huntsville is a vibrant waterfront town in Ontario, Canada that draws visitors in with its great combination of natural beauty and cultural attractions. Nestled amongst dense pine forests that line the banks of the Muskoka River, Huntsville is an area of lakes, forests, golf courses and stunning natural scenery, which all becomes blanket covered in snow during the cold winter months – making this destination also ideal for the winter sports enthusiast.

Things to do in Huntsville, Canada

Those seeking an outdoor pursuits holiday have plenty to keep them happy in Huntsville. The town is on the doorstep of Algonquin Provincial Park, a 7,700 square kilometre mass of lakes, forests and green landscapes. Walking, hiking, nature trails and canoeing are all popular activities in the park, making it one of the most popular visitor attractions in the region. Top golf courses are also prominent in the local area, with the courses at Taboo, Deerhurst and Bigwin three of the nearest options.

Within the town centre are an array of amenities that embarrass some bigger towns and cities. These include excellent museums and cultural attractions, top shopping opportunities and a good range of bars and restaurants. Huntsville is acclaimed for its visual arts community, and the Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery displays several dozen works from top Canadian artists in this field. Nearby, the recently built Algonquin Theatre is the home of various types of performances throughout the year, from both local and national performers.

Huntsville plays host to a number of festivals throughout the year, the majority of which relate to the arts. These are particularly busy times in the local calendar, and when the self-catering accommodation in the area fills up well in advance. These include the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, and the Muskoka Novel Marathon.

Places to visit on holiday in Huntsville, Canada

Within the municipality of Muskoka are a number of other towns to be enjoyed. These include Bracebridge (36km) - which is known as the country’s waterfall capital, and picturesque Rosseau Lake (44km).

Weather in Huntsville, Canada

June, July and August are the warmest months in which to visit Huntsville, with average temperatures of 24°C for this period. Winters are much colder and can plummet well below zero, meaning plenty of snowfall – ideal for those visiting to enjoy skiing and snowmobiling.

Flights to Huntsville, Canada

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is the nearest airport for those seeking direct flights from the UK, with British Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines prominent operators to this destination. The airport is 220km from Huntsville, a journey which takes around two and a half hours.

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                                                                                                      Lush and majestic Muskoka cottage

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                                                                                                      A buddy and I were burnt out from work and the hustle and bustle of city life. We decided we needed to get away from civilization so we recruited our girlfriends and headed to Deer's Leap in early May. Although only 15 minutes from downtown Huntsville, most of the time during our stay at the cottage we didn't see another soul. We were just immersed in nature and beauty. Standing atop a mighty hill, Deer's Leap offers unparalleled views of lake Vernon. The cottage itself is so cozy and exactly what we’d hoped for. Large windows allow spectacular views from every room, and the bedrooms have walls that open to allow better viewing of the lake. Deer’s leap is essentially two cottages in one. The queen bed I slept in was very comfortable and the late night hot tubbing put us in a sheer state of relaxation. The hot tub is a major bonus. Although it was too early in the season to swim in the lake, we did venture down the footpath to the dock and spent some time basking in the sun with some drinks. A lovely spot indeed. Deer’s Leap had a great selection of board games and videos to choose from, some of which I haven’t seen in ages. We did venture to Huntsville a few time during our stay, there is a cute main street with shops and restaurants to entertain for an afternoon and evening. I really recommend checking out Lions lookout point. Deer’s Leap is an amazing cottage- serene, peaceful, and isolated in the best way, with the most picturesque views. The name is also quite appropriate since we spotted numerous deer trotting past the cottage throughout our stay. I can't recommend this cottage enough. In fact, I have already booked a 2nd stay in mid-June. I'm sure I will have an even more glowing review once the lake warms up for swimming.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017